Ten graduating seniors from South Lakes High School each received up to $16,000 from a local scholarship fund this month.
The Reston Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded 10 scholarship to the students, who will be attending Northern Virginia Community College in the fall, on Sunday (June 9).
State Del. Ken Plum (D-36th), Moses Ulom of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, and Monica Gomez, an SLHS pathways counselor spoke at the event.
The following students received awards:
- Hadi Abdelhalim
- Mathani Abdelrahman
- Aamina Ahmad
- Arnoldo Alejandro Avalos Alvarenga
- Zayyan Budiman
- Andrea Coca Ventura
- Gisela Hernandez-Estrada
- Priscilla Maradiaga
- Tsiyon Wakjira
- Brenda Yanes
Awards are available for up to six years as long as the student works to attain an undergraduate degree and demonstrates academic merit and financial need.
This is the fourth year the foundation has offered scholarship funding for SLHS graduating seniors. Academic performance, essays, financial need and recommendations are considered in the selection process.
Photo via Liz Blankespoor